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The National Library of Russia started a new project aimed to digitize the most valuable 1000 books from its Avant-garde Books Collection.

Read about new additions to our website.

The National Library of Russia presents the exhibition Hebrew manuscripts in the National Library of Russia. It is an account of the Library's collection which ranks amongst the best collections in the world.

We are also pleased to announce the online exhibition from the Persian stocks. The exhibition The Last Classical Tajik - Persian Writer is dedicated to the manuscripts of ‘Abd al-Rahman Jami, held in our collections.

News and Events

Dear Colleagues!
We would like to invite you to take part in the 5th All-Russian scientific and practical conference titled "Library collections in the digital age: traditional and electronic resources, acquisition, and use".
The conference will be held on March 30 - April 4, 2015, at the National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg.

Music Gifts for the Russian Emperors
See music manuscripts presented to the Russian Emperors.
Life of St. Sergius of Radonezh
View the medieval manuscript online.
See a presentation of several exhibitions held at the library.
Digital Library
The resource provides access to NLR electronic materials.

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